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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Movie Review: MONSTURD


While at the Texas Frightmare Weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting 2 filmmakers with passion for making crazy, thoughtless, and just plain fun horror films. Dan West and Rick Popko were on hand selling their first two films on DVD. Their first feature is call "Monsturd" and is the story of a serial killer, Jack Schmidt, that escapes prison and hides out underground in the sewer. Little does he know, the local chemical company has been draining waste down into the city sewer and when he falls into the gunk, he mutates with the chemical waste, to become a monster, er..monsturd, made of human feces! Dan West and Rick Popko play the bumbling local sheriff deputies that are trying to hunt down Jack Schmidt. They provide most of the comedy and really keep this movie afloat, without being too corny. Jack Schmidt, now the monsturd, begins terrorizing the citizens of the town through their commodes. The local Sheriff, played by Paul Weiner, comes up with the brilliant idea to fill supersoaker water guns with a pepto bismol type medicine to spray on the monster. He also devises a plan to lure the monsturd out of the sewer into the sunlight (to dry it up) and release one million flies to eat the monsturd!! Brilliant!! This reminds me of the films of Troma, so if you are a fan of the Troma films, then you will love this one!

This movie is a really crappy film...and this time, that's a compliment!!
Check out Dan and Rick's production company site at: http://www.4321films.com/

2 comments:

  1. OMG! I've seen everything now! The Toxic Avenger has NOTHING on this film...I haven't even seen this one yet, but the premise beats everything Troma did, hands-down! It's insanely (and quite disgustingly) brilliant!

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  2. Hey Hayes,

    Thanks for taking the time to watch and review Monsturd. Glad you got a kick out of it.
    Hope to see you at TFW in a couple of years when we've got our next flick out!
    -Rick Popko
    (co-writer, director and producer of Monsturd and RetarDEAD

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